Pennington School senior David Curtiss surpassed his own national independent school record for the 50-yard freestyle this month during Pennington Varsity Swimming’s final meet of the season.
Curtiss swam a 19.11, slicing 0.15 seconds off his prior record of 19.26. This performance makes Curtiss the record holder for the fastest 50-yard freestyle in national high school history, both independent and public, according to information provided by the Pennington School.
Curtiss will swim North Carolina State University in the fall.
In June, Curtiss will head to the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, to make a bid for his long-held dream of representing the United States at the Olympic Games.